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gets re-elected what he's going to do for them the next four years. >> governor christie said that the wealthier are going to get a tax cut that is a lie from president obama. >> strong words, but not true. listen, analysts have looked at this. someone who makes over $3 million a year, would get over a quarter million tax cut if governor romney's plan was enacted. $2 trillion in defense spending that our pentagon and military leadership say we don't know. another trillion dollars to extend all of the bush tax cuts. that's $8 trillion. the notion that somehow by wealthy they're, the middle class is going to be held harmless. the middle class has to understand, if romney wins this presidential election, they'll be paying the bill not to reduce the deficit, not to reduce jobs, to give huge tax cuts to the wealthy. >> the idea of the president is not going to tell the truth, has become the theme inside the romney camp. here's what governor romney said. >> you learned and studied all this about president obama as a debater, what are you looking? >> i think he's going to say a lot o
on the stage. >> what happens could be only five weeks until election day. t debate will focus on policy.omy and domestic both candidates took a break intense debate prep tuesday. mitt romney grab a bite to eat denver while president obama dam.ed the hoover >> it is spectacular. >> will tell relied heavily on mates this week to campaign. >> how they can justify raising taxes on middle-class. >> it did not take long for paul that.o pounce on >> vice-president biden today the middle class over e last four years has been buried. we agree. we need to stop digging -- start by electing mitt romney. the race is still close. every word tonight could impact election. abc news, denver. >> tonight's debate happens to fall on the same day as the obamas 20th wedding anniversary. mrs. obama will go to reno to voters and then to be .n the audience in denver they will celebrate on saturday. his campaign is asking supporters to sign an card for the first couple. the debate is at 9:00 tonight. at 11:00, scott thuman will have analysis. vice-president biden's flight into weather approaching charlotte, so t
captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- . >> only 37 days into the -- until the election, but this three days before the first presidential debate. >> most believe it will be a crucial night for romney. >> president obama and arrived today in nevada for three bang days of what campaign -- three days of what campaign aides are calling debate camp. >> i believe in you. i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> the president and romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddled with senior advisers to prepare for the showdown in denver. in recent days, campaigns have been bending over backward to complement their opponents and downplay expectations. new jersey governor chris christie said a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people can see these two guys by side, letting out their visions unfiltered. i think that will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> obama senior advisers said they are preparing. >> they have been practicing for months. i am sure they will have a lot of clever lines, but that is not the american people are looking for. >> abc n
they support. that has the campaigns were in some will stay home on election day, thinking it -- worried that some on election day will stay home thinking it is all over. >> personally my mind could change at the last minute. >> talk about democratic intensity. after the convention, 81% of democrats call themselves extremely likely to vote. that number now 75%. >> outdated voter registrations could keep thousands of virginians from voting on november 6th. if you do not receive your ballot, there is a good chance you are not registered. if you have moved since the last election, this could affect you. >> the white house is downplaying reports of a cyber attack. the beacon reported the chinese hackers tried to infiltrate the white house military office. an official told political that the attacks amounted to a targeted e-mail laced with now where. no data was stolen and classified information was never at risk. >> a suicide bomber has taken more lives in afghanistan. he ran a motorcycle packed with explosives into a u.s. afghan patrol not far from the border. this follows on the heels of a
tonight. may not. it has been the election so far, interesting taped moments. for sure. >> the could. but i think mitt romney in the past has distanced himself away from anything that had to deal with jeremiah wright and connection with obama and his camp said i don't see this as news worthy and had absolutely nothing to do with it. kind of be surprised if they would go there. >> in the news cycle until 9:00 tonight when the debate gets rolling. >>> voters in pennsylvania will not have to show a photo id before casting their presidential ballot next month. a judge has put a temporary hold on the state's new law. abc's t.j. winick explains. >> reporter: 93-year-old vivian applewhite cast her first vote for president back in 1932 for franklin roosevelt. but because she didn't have the required documents to obtain a photo i.d. she almost didn't have a chance to vote this november. it turns out applewhite will be able to vote after a judge blocked pennsylvania's controversial new voter i.d. law from taking full effect before the presidential election. >> at the end of the d
. the fight for ohio. >> you may haveot noticed that there is an election going on. >> we are going to win in ohio. >> the foreign pololicy debate. >> i was pretty surgeon and ntinue to be certain ththat in the road. bumps >> "bumps in the road"? had an ambassador assassinated. rare bipartisan agreement >> did you guys watch that packers game last night? break. ve me a it is timeme to get the real re. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> it has been a rough couple of weeks for mitt romney. the president has opened up leads and a battleground states , wisconsin, florida, colorado. thewould have thought that of an ambassadorr libya, attacks on embassies would havele east, offed mitt romney a golden to reframe the he can seem to get their. politico began a piece on fririy us what the probl not clint etwood and chair, the 47% video, media bias mitt.co says it is judge for yourself. >> quite a guy. paul ryan, isn't that something? ryan! ryan! >> with a second, romney-ryan, ryan.y- >> oh, sweet jesus. >> joe scarborough and mika joe."nski on "morning "slowly and r
nominee mitt romney and president barack obama, with only 34 days to go before the election. did someone win the great debate? >>> making the grade. they advised george w. bush, al gore and sarah palin before their famous debates. with the stakes so high, what marks do our political insiders give these candidates? we'll tell you, in the "nightline" report card. >>> and, what's your percent? are you in the 47%? what does it take to be in the 1% of the 1%? this year, the percentage has taken on a life of its own, and we get right to the point. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," one-on-one, the candidates debate, october 3rd, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. tonight, a high stakes showdown as president barack obama and mitt romney took the stage in denver to go head to head for the first time. an estimated 60 million americans tuned in to watch this critical moment in an often contentious presidential campaign with the election just 34 days away. crucial swin
in virginia at george mason in fairfax. we will have a live report. >> a with abc 7, your election station. continuing coverage of the election and the latest information on our website at wjla.com. turning to a story developing in bethesda. montgomery county fire fighters on the scene of a propane leak in bethesda. >> at least five homes have been evacuated. fire crews monitoring air quality. john gonzalez has an exclusive with the affected residents. >> unique, modern technology being added to this home. but careless mistake this morning for his -- put his entire neighborhoods in danger. >> you could smell the gas in the air. >> workers were digging thermal wells for heating and cooling but a bobcat excavator drove over a vent pipe connected to one of thousand dollars underground propane tank. hundreds of gallons started spewing into the air quickly. the panic level rose quickly. they called the hazmat team and we got evacuated. >> most of the homes on the block were evacuated. an elderly man needed assistance. this is not the way residents wanted to start their day. >> a little disconc
, your vote. one-on-one, the candidates debate. now reporting from abc news election headquarters in new york, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> and good evening. this is it, the biggest night in the ration for the white house 2012. and we are so glad you are joining us, as the presidential gladiators get ready to walk into a big arena. there's the stage. president barack obama, governor mitt romney are standing by in the wings right now and jofgeor it is hard to imagine the pressure on them. as many of 60 million of us could be watching tonight. >> first of three debates. and the first debates almost always help the challenger. mitt romney needs it. it's a tight race, he's behind. >> and tonight, to cover it all, our team, inside the debate hall. and keeping watch in our fact check desk, and also, with us right here in the studio, the insiders from both parties, ready to weigh in on who woman and the big moments we'll remember tomorrow. >> the moderator tonight, jim lehrer from pbs. he's moderated 12 debates, more than anybody else. here he is right now. >> good evening, from t
until the election, is in therst debate books. high expectations for romney, and he came out swinging. his moves made even harsh he had a goodat debate. -- admit he had a good debate. >> the debate started with a handshake and then turned into assault by mitt romney, going after the left four years in office. president's policies, middle income americans have been crushed. he also described the cuts. will stop the subsidy to pbs. spending things to borrow money from china to for it. >> 5 million jobs in the private created. industry has come back and housing has begun to rise. said there was no way mitt promise ofd keep his taxes without adding to deficit. before thee weeks election, he says his big, bold idea is never mind. >> the president never brought the controversial 47%,. analysts say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like this could wipe slate clean. >> as both candidates hit the supporters of, the present offer this a device. -- twohave to the war debates, did it to mitt romney. >> this debate is making a new on the -- is having a on twitter. >> twitter tracks jus
it would get below 8%. now with one more report before election day, it could be persuasive. >> today, i believe that, as a nation, we are moving forward again. we are moving forward. >> as always, there are countless momentum shifts and the president followed at his debate with more headlines. across the state, a counter argument. >> there are fewer new jobs this month than last month. >> the numbers are what they seem. >> the reason it has come down is due to the fact more and more people have stopped looking for work. >> regardless of how we got to 7.8%, it looks like progress. unemployment was once at 10%. >> that is always a positive thing. i do not know how you could spend it. >> meanwhile the president went after brawny on a different set of numbers, reducing the -- after romney on a different set of numbersg the deficit. >> of mitt romney will bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> republicans insisting it is time to tighten our fiscal belt if we are serious about the recovery based on what they call a more realistic math. new numbers is coming in now we see a mitt romney is
to the hurting theout middle class. >> now, five weeks before the election, if he says his idea is never mind. >> other topics included medicare reform. while there was not a knockout punch from either side, some feel the president may have been relax. >> he seemed he was a little detached at times. most agreed that romney led the debate. could give him the boost he needed. >> he came in and fought the it.t i think he put the president on times.ensive a number of >> the candidates are not wasting time. on the campaign trail today. big debate is next week the vice presidential candidates go one-on-one. abc news, denver. >> the presidential candidates the origin port asked what they were due to cut waste from the federal budget. >> you could say mitt romney had response.emorable he took a shot at the sesame bird. character big >> i would stop the subsidy to pbs. like big bird, but i g on thingsep spendin that we have to borrow money for.china to pay there was a picture of what big bird holding a sign on the internet saying we will work for food. he has gained $22,000. a spokesman person for twi
insists the debates will not decide the election. >> linda bell is live from bloomberg headquarters. >> after two weeks of flight delays for american airlines on-time arrivals are starting to improve. the carrier is threatening legal action against union pilots saying they are slowing down operations and hurting the bottom line. they have been going on since september 14. something to keep in mind if you fly united. uil will start replacing their outdated equipment beginning on monday. united suffered from multiple technical problems after a update in march. as we head into the weekend 711 stores are giving away free large size coffee at participating locations. it is all an honor of national coffee day. 711 is having some fun with the deal. you can choose an obama or romney cup to cast your vote ahead of the election. it can log on to their website to see who is winning. >> everybody wanting to get a little insight. >> i wonder what they come up count will be. >> it is 4:37 right now. >> still to come, find out which local company has stepped in to >> welcome back. it is time for a
countdowns are in full swings this morning. five days until the first debate. 39 days until the election. after spending wednesday in ohio and yesterday in virginia, the candidates go separate ways today. the president has fund-raisers in washington. mitt romney will be in pennsylvania and massachusetts. and as abc's karen travers reports, both campaigns are sizing up the latest numbers on where they stand. >> reporter: there are two ways the presidential election can be viewed. one, american. one vote. that adds up on election day to the national popular vote. >> i think as you look at the national polls, i'm tied in the national polls. >> reporter: those national polls do show a dead-heat. neither candidate has been able to really open up and sustain a significant lead. but that's not how a presidential election is won. it all comes down to the electoral college. each state assigned a number of votes. the process became infamous during the 2000 race between george w. bush and al gore. gore won the popular vote. but bush won the electoral college after a bitter legal battle. so, the fig
you with us this sunday night. there are just 37 days until the election but tonight we are focused on a more urgent countdown. just three days until the crucial first debate between president obama and governor romney. the first chance for voters to see the candidates side by side and what many say i a make or break opportunity for governor romney to try to narrow the gap in the polls. tonight both sides are in debate prep and both sides trying to lower expectations. and there was a notable exception, though, with one of romney's top supporters said on abc's "this week." it's "your voice your vote" abc's david kerley starts us off in washington tonight. >> reporter: mitt romney went to church but this sunday wasn't a day just for prayers. it's preparation. cramming by the candidates for their big debate. and republican chris christie made a bold prediction on abc's "this week." >> every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments, he has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well so i have absolute confidence thursday morning y
will happen until after the elections. we have the tax cuts expiring, spending programs expiring. a lot of people think it will lead to a recession in 2013. how do you think this gets resolved, an what subpoena the impact? >> i wish we had better elections in this country. the reason we have bad government in the country is because we have bad elections. what i mean by that is we don't talk about the important issue. one thing that both sides could agree on today is the pace of deficit reduction. they may go about it different ways but we need to bring the deficit down graduly. right now we are facing the fiscal cliff. nothing will be resolved before november. i believe political forces after the november election will push both sides to a compromise. the one tax that will come down is the uncertainty tax. the uncertainty of washington politics will be positive for the u.s. economy. >> that's true. companies have been in lockdown mode. they don't want to make a decision with uncertainty out there. >> it is infuriating. >> it is. >> watatching washington not understand the incredible dra
for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absolutely confident when we get to thursday morning, george. >> reporter: president obama is keeping his answers short and concise. >> the president has got to be president. this is the guy that killed osama bin laden. i think he can stand up to mitt romney but he's got to relax. >> mitt romney keeps hammering president obama's foreign policy. in a new op-ed, romney calls for a new strategy in the middle east. at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. >>> the supreme court convened for its new term with a full docket of hot-button issues like affirm
the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: other topics included medicare reform and the president's health care reform law. while there wasn't a knockout punch by either side, some feel the president may have been too relaxed. >> this time, he seemed just a little detached at times. didn't want to be there. >> reporter: most agree romney led the debate. and after lagging in many polls, this first match-up could give him the boost he needed. >> knowing he's behind and he needs to win. and he came in and fought that fight stylistically. i think he put the president on defense a number of times. >> reporter: now, the candidates aren't wasting any time. they're getting back on the campaign trail today. and the big next week when the vice presidential candidates go one-on-one in kentucky. live in denver, brandi hitt. back to you. >> big issues and controversies in the headlines last few weeks, never mentioned last night. >> reporter: definite. that's what's interesting, rob and paula. you talk to the analysts. and a lot of people were waiting for president obama to br
dramatizing the raid that killed osama bin laden will make its debut just two days before the election. the national geographic channel denies there was any political motivation. it says the air date was chosen to kick off the fall season. >>> american airlines is cancelling or delaying dozens of flights today to fix a safety problem with itsoose seats. the carrier says it is finally figured out what was causing the problem. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: american has grounded half its fleet of 757s, its domestic long-range workhorse, taking out for a second round of faa monitored fixes to prevent passenger seats from becoming dislodged in the air. the airline engineering team decided the locking mechanism that secures the seats to the floor, must be enhanced. >> we have a unique situation of a track that had become somewhat worn. and it was where some soda spilled down over time and allowed the seats to become dislodged. >> reporter: another setback for american airlines which suffered record delays in september, for what it claims were labor troubles. claiming its pilots intent
this tax running on plan for months. now five weeks before the election he says that is a bold idea is never mind. boys.ave five i'm used to people saying something that's not always true repeating it and ultimately folks are going to believe it. live with a look at addressed.they >> and learn how romney wrestled some -- russell from fedders and on socialirestorm media over comment about if the street character big bird. good morning washington at 5:00 a.m. continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> so many talented photoshop pictures of big bird. that got people very upset. good morning, it's wednesday, october 4. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's go straight to jacqui jeras. little cloud cover. shenandoah valley if have limited visibility at 5 miles or more. here are the sprinkles we are dealing with. inhave a little action spalding county, culpeper county, rappahannock, fauquier county. what you see on the radar is not reaching the ground. the headlines, clouds and showers this morning giving way sunshine by this af
as strong decision, i do not know if i want to feel responsible either way as to gets elected. >> both candidates will be here in the state tomorrow. this will be the second time in eight days that both mitt romney and barack obama will be in virginia on the very same day. >> thank you. our coverage from last night's debate continues on wjla.com. you will find a fact check as well as how the obama camp is adjusting its approach for the next one. we will also show you how you can get interactive and register your opinions. >> a massive manhunt tonight underweight for a 17-year-old. he has not been seen since monday. what is the latest? >> we have an intense search going on. this is going to go until the evening. they have been surging trails allover this area in fairfax. we're talking about a 17-year- old who made no statements about running away. this is a mystery and his parents are having a tough time. >> follow all the leads that we can. >> tired yes. >> as the parents of bryan glenn make posters and e-mails. they work around the clock to find him. >> we wanted to get home. we love
will win the upcoming debate and the election. tahman bradley reports that both trying to lower expectations. president obama and mitt romney during a four l showdown on wednesday at presidential debate in denver. s vegas at an la rally, president obama tried to manage expectations. >> i know folks in the media are will have theo zinger. governor romney is a good debater. >> president obama and mitt down fornkering e practice. latest polls show americans debate and the election are the presidents to .ose 63% of registered voters expect obama to win the election. that is his biggest lead so far comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters, the race is much closer, leading romney points.two that's why the debates could be turning point that campaign is hoping for. republican governor chris predicted romney could after a strong showing at wednesday's debate. >> i have confidence that we be shaking our heads saying it's a brand new rates. >> president obama is holding prep in nevada, working his answers short and concise. >> this is the man who killed laden, and the pas
took office. >> but what does this really mean for the election and the country? >>> a massive emergency response. tonight, patients calling in, worried they've been injected with meningitis. what it's like to wake up today and wonder if it's you. >>> the sting. brian ross showed you tsa officers stealing your things, right out of your bag. tonight, he gets action. >>> and -- >> bond. james bond. >> the women, the weapons, the wit. >> i think he got the point. >> 50 years after the first one hit the screen, we have a brand new message tonight from the very first spy we loved. >>> good evening. we begin tonight with american jobs. and a number we have not seen in nearly four years. unemployment, now 7.8%. a surprising dip, dropping after 43 points above 8%. 114,000 new jobs added last month. and with it, 32 days now until the election. and your voice, your vote. abc's david muir is here with us, right now. david? >> reporter: great to see you in person, diane. not only were the jobs numbers a welcome sign for the americans lucky enough to get those jobs, they were very welcome b
experienced debaters, with more than 50 presidential primary and general election debates between them. though they have their weaknesses, they both have considerable strengths. as president obama touched down in denver, he brought the experience of 22 previous president debates, primary and general election with him. we've seen him draw upon his command in being able to make a bold pledge. >> if we have osama bin laden in our sights, and the pakistani government is unable or unwilling to take them out, then i think that we have to act and we will take them out. >> reporter: and we've seen him tap his reservoir of righteousness to make a strong attack. >> you said we knew where the weapons of mass destruction were. you were wrong. you said that we were going to be greeted as liberators. you were wrong. >> reporter: tonight will be mitt romney's 36th presidential debate. though his first as nominee. his team is hoping he'll show the agility we've seen him display. >> if people are looking for someone who will discriminate against gays, they won't find that in me. >> when is the last time you st
been running on this tax plan. and, now, five weeks before the election, he is saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: now top democrats and liberal pundits bemoan a missed opportunity. >> i don't know what he was doing out there, had his head down, enduring the debate rather than fight. >> it looked like romney wanted to be there, president obama didn't want to be there. >> reporter: some blamed denver's high elevation for his performance. >> when you go to 5,000 feet, and you have a few hours to adjust. >> that's interesting. >> i don't know. >> the president spent much time looking down at his podium take notes. and squandered easy opportunities to go after romney. such as this moment. >> i like pbs. i like big bird. i like you too. but i am not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from chon ina to p for it. a wide opening. the president took more than 14 hours to come up with a come? back. >> thank goodness, somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. it is about time. >> reporter: many top democrats suggest one of the problems may be one co
. retailers are entering their amid thertant season election, gridlock washington, and changes in spending and taxes. they project holiday sales to about 4.1%. at&t is cutting prices to keep prepaid carriers such as metro pc asked. atw, that's business news bloomberg headquarters. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 63 degrees. >> much more to come. williamhief in prince we're celebrating the start h a newfall season wit facebook giveaway. give you a chance to win four tickets to cox farms fall lds ofde and fou fear tickets. go to our facebook page. x countyhe new harefa section, the new bunny rabbit exhibit. e fun.av damp start to our day. no steady rain in the metro or around the beltway. showers in southern maryland. heavy rain in rappahannock, culpeper, fauquier county moving southwest to northeast this morning. about to cross between front royal and middleburg. the majority of the rainfall west ofning is washington, along and west of highway 15 and in the shenandoah valley. we will see a few showers even thelly through the rest of day.ng and into the it's g
but it will 1 happen until election. tonight, breast cancer awareness means youderway which the color lot more of pink around. >> pamela brown has the story. pink,ough the power of georgetown university spending less critics sending a strong message. every -- these are sending a strong message. grandma have it, it scary knowing it is a possibility. but she is not alone. their passion stems from pain. >> for many of the girls out tonight, seeing in the white house right across the in pink gives them hope. that myves me hope ones, maybe someday no one will. >> the breast cancer protection require insurance ampany to uncover -- to cover limited hospital stays for patients undergoing mastectomies. celebration at a post office. you can see the dedication of earthquakes stamps. it shows our planet from above with pictures taken from ultralightand aircraft. >> they are beautiful stamps. there were a group of students .here today i bought five books of stamps at local post office because they are so pretty. >> the perfect event for you. it has your name all over it. >> karen davidson, one of our photo
the presidential election. the next big event for the debatetes, their first on wednesday. final practices are under way. campaign isney set expectations low the debate. >> we've now seen both camps down their own skills and complement the others. there is a lot riding on that night. it could be their biggest to make a lasting impression. in some states, the decision is already being made. early voters are lining up in iowa city. watched partst even happened yet. the debates. the goal of gaining trust. >> it goes to their credibility. >> mitt romney told me yesterday expects the president to push boundaries. >> are you worried about honesty? i have been a little unhappy f things hends o charges. will refute those, i am sure. >> what shall we expect. will have a good chance to air our differences. >> they want people to refrain much from the too challenger. his internal memo layout the case. obama will use ample rhetorical experience, attacking romney. >> the question right now is us's plan is going to keep moving forward? you guys are a little biased. [laughter] >> for the next five days,
-class. >> now, five weeks before the election he is saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the debate later turned to the president's health care law which romney says he will get rid of if elected. >> it cuts $716 billion from medicare to pay for it. i want to put that money back in medicare. it has killed jobs. >> reporter: but the president tried to bring it back to romney's own health care law which he says is quite similar. >> governor romney did a good thing working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model. it hasn't destroyed jobs. >> reporter: there were few fireworks and there were even fewer surprises. both candidates were deliberate going through their policy points. rob, paula, at times that made it seem look they were more concerned with getting through their checklist than really connecting with voters watching at home. >> all right, karen. a moment when they were talking what programs would be cut. all of a sudden you heard sesame street, big bird, big bird started trending. tell us what happened? >> oh, yeah, don't let y
, jobs, health care. a lot more. just over a month before election day. tonight, president obama and the stagey took to the first of three .ebates spiri many of you probably have about whoopinions top.up on we are live in our newsroom with bothcomes next for parties. about observation, a la men handedto to other. mitt romney held his own. saying he was more keeping the on defense. that is a victory. got called out a couple of times. the fight over tax cuts and reducing the deficit. >> i will not reduce the share by high income individuals. your running mate keep saying that. know it is a popular thing to say. e case.ot th boys. five i am used to people saying is not always repeating it on d hoping i will believe it. >> for 80 months, he has been this tax plan. -- 18 months, he has been this tax plan. now, he is saying is big, bold is never mind. >> mitt romney has not laid out the details on how he will taxes, the numbers on not favor him, at least not now. other big battle, a huge disagreement over obamacare. >> i just do not know how the president could come into , facing risin
in swing states. 49% of likely voters would vote for president obama if the election took place today. 47% would vote for romney. in the swing states, 52 percent voters sided with the while 41% supported romney. president obama is in a las of henderson where for wednesday's debate in denver. romney plans to hold a rally in today. celebrating the start of the a new facebookh giveaway. be giving you the chance to tickets to cox farms festival and four fields of tickets. will announce a winner each the 6:00week during a.m. hour of "good morning washington." go to our facebook page. let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> dealing with a foggy start. really seeing a blanket over the areaportion of the marylandy in western and northern virginia. where we have a dense fog until 10:00. visibility could drop below a times. mile at you really need below beans. give yourself extra time to get to your destination. you really need to use low beemams. patchy fog reported in gaithersburg. in the district and to the south. a shower late in day, 68-73. let's check on traffic with angela. reduced visibility o
a clinic near you minuteclinic.co just 35 days until the but justial election, e more day until the first debate. getting in some last-minute debate prep. we have this 2012 report from denver. mitt romney took a lunch with his date rehearsal partner, senator rob portman. last night he said he was going one-on-d to with the president. be a conversation american people that will span almost an entire month. >> they are making me do my homework. >> it may be heavy course load. mitt romney participated in two the longates during republican primary season. >> they are looking for body , they are looking to take a measure of these men. >> the potential to be a game changer. hopes the shutdowns help close the gap. >> i would like you to find one for barackvoted obama and convince them to come and join our team. islook, folks, this country neither dependent nor in decline. nothe problem is, he did see through these problems. a border up at 6:00, patrol agent is killed on the job. on thisdetails developing story. on thisdetails develo[ male announcer ] we the people, the middle class, who move our
by electing mitt romney. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race for president is still very close, which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. brandi hitt, abc news, denver. >> thanks to brandi hitt. abc's coverage of tonight's debate begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> now, we turn to the trouble at american airlines. and actually progress on two fronts this morning. there is new movement in the bitter labor dispute between the airline and its pilots union. and also, the mystery of the seats that came loose during three, separate flights may have been solved. abc's tahman bradley is tracking all of the developments. good morning, tahman. that safety issue with those loose seats. what are we hearing now? >> reporter: well, rob, american airlines is now blaming the loose seats on clamps that were not installed properly. either by the airline's own crews or an outside contractor. the three incidents over the past week forced two emergency landings. and american scrambled to inspect its boeing 757s. some of the jets use a different
thomas, abc news, washington. >>> now to politics and 39 days until the election. but a lot of people don't have to wait until november 6. the first votes in the 2012 presidential election have been cast. early balloting got under way in iowa. president obama has three fundraisers in washington tonight. after spending yesterday in virginia, where he hammered away at mitt romney's comments about the 47%. meanwhile, the republican challenger also spent the day in virginia focusing on the economy and new numbers showing growth is slower than we thought. after campaigning in pennsylvania today, romney heads to a fund raiser in massachusetts. and both candidates are preparing for their first debate wednesday night in colorado where they will tackle domestic policy, use. >>> we are following a developing story from minnesota. police in minneapolis are investigating a deadly work place shooting. yesterday afternoon at a sign company. we don't have an exact death toll this morning. police are saying that several pele were killed including the shooter who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. th
their people, the democrat is not campaigning the way he did in election years past. >> yeah, i got less interested. the more i was around it, i felt it was too much about money. if you are a surrogate, you are there to help raise money. if you are not, you watch what the campaigns are doing to raise money and i've been part of it. i participated in it but it just depresses me. it's not interesting and i think it doesn't reflect well on our democracy. >> reporter: and for now, he is content to enjoy this career sweet spot. getting ready to direct matt damon in the story of boston crime boss whitey bull gger. i wondered if damon gave him grief for showing his six-pack abs. >> might have been a two-pack. y >> reporter: you couldn't resist. sexiest man alive. >> the script was like, tony gets out of the shower and walks -- it was like a whole, you know thing and -- i was like, i'm just going -- how about just put the shirt and and we keep going. >> reporter: you have to service the lady fans out there. you have to give them something. >> going to -- >> reporter: international relations. but
elected to her high school homecoming court to find out it was a joke. and a teenager forced to drop out of school after [ male announcer ] we the people, the middle class who move our country forward, work hard raise families, and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000 while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. president obama: during the last weeks of this campaign... there will be debates, speeches, and more ads. but if i could sit down with you, in your living room or... around the kitchen table, here's what i'd say. when i took office, we were losing nearly eight hundred... thousand jobs a month, and were mired in iraq. today, i believe that as a nation we are... moving forward again. but we have much more to do to get folks back to work and... make the middle cl
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the election. and no president since fdr has won re-election with an unemployment rate above 7.2%. despite a recovering housing market, rising manufacturering, car sales, companies are pointing to a global slowdown. >> almost some jobs will be created in september. >> reporter: they're expecting a decent number. >>> we're going to turn to an explosive e-mail from the state department, that says that extra security requested by american diplomats in libya, before last month's deadly attacks were denied. the-mail informs diplomats and their security team in benghazi, and tripoli, including ambassador stevens who was just killed, that flying personnel and equipment in that country was rejected. abc's jake tapper has more on this. with the hearings coming up next week, this could be explosive. >> reporter: it could be a big deal. absolutely right, elizabeth. after the attack in benghazi, one of the big questions is, did the obama administration recognize the deteriorating security situation in libya? and did they do everything to protect personnel in that country? abc news has obtained this e-
in the history of motion pictures. and then all of a a sudden, there's a recall election in california. and to become governor of the greatest state in the union. this is extraordinary. >> it certainly is. you write about how the day after you left the governorship, maria confronted you in the therapist's office. but she also confronted you many years before, correct? >> yes. i think losing the family, i just can't know how. >> do you think you should have? >> well, it's easy to be smart in hindsight. but the bottom line is, what it is then over what it is now, it's just one of the sad situations that i've created. and it's the worst thing i've ever done. >> worst thing you've ever done? worst secret? >> well, not just the worst secret. it's just it hurt so many people. and the mistakes and the failures that i've had in the past. and i write about all of them in the book. >> you do. >> because i always felt that it should be a book about me, and not just about my successes. because there's downsides, there's mistakes that i've made in politics, in personal life. in movies and so on. bu
for the debate ofidential this current election year. be next week. one of the candidate is trying to play down expectations. we will talk about this. a looked at what is coming up monday. invite cady into their homes every day, but -- intors in fight katie day, but nowvery e is turning the tables. see what other surprises she has monday at 4:00. >> we will invite bob ryan to what isan idea of happening with the weather. about something free this weekend? please everybody. you can go out to skyline drive. that is the great view. the clouds and showers are breaking up. admission to the shenandoah national park. hike. and take a all of those showers are moving more to our south. as they go through later on tonight, at no repeat of the violent thunderstorms we saw. looking at how much rainfall in warrington. there were some isolated spots with some flash flooding. for your weekend, drier air. a nice day tomorrow, the low 70's.n late on sunday, there could be a lonesome shaw were popping up. -- shall are popping up. on sunday, temperatures in the 70's. storms forming to our south late monday. to a
guest appearance to happen before next month's election. >> of a chaotic scene caught on tape, a raging apartment fire in northwest d.c. firefighters rushed to save people trapped inside. four people were taken to a hospital. brianne carter joins us from k street. >> this was a fast-moving fire according to residents. there is boarded up by firefighters after all this happened. residents say it was very scary. shooting straight up smoke and flames quickly covered the apartment building while residents were still inside. >> we ran inside to get people out. >> zack erin peterson and several others tried to help their neighbors, but the fire was too much. firefighters used a ladder truck to get them down. >> if it had been three minutes later, we would have had to jump. >> this boy's stepfather try to get out on his own from his third story window, but he fell. >> on the ground. >> been performed cpr before the man was taken to the hospital. >> i was trying to help him into the grass away from the fire. " several people were taken to a hospital. the man that fell is in critical condition.
election inent at the museum getmber where the children to choose which one they want. what the debate at 9:00 tonight 11:00, scott thuman will offer his insight. the examiner reports tim kaine purchased $3 million in ad time radio, and the internet. his campaign has spent $7 ads.on so far this year on he's locked in a tight race with for the senate seat .eing vacated >> a developing story in fairfax county. take a precaution after female said a man followed her .ome john gonzalez is live outside west springfield high school. >> police are investigating a disturbing situation. least fourbeen at in the same area in west springfield. recent case involving a student at west springfield. according to the washington a female student left the g lot at the school monday cart when she was in her and noticed a suspicious man .ollowing her she told the police the man was blue four-door sedan and he followed her all the way home. of burkhart, at her.ried to approach was able to get inside the the man fled the scene. fairfax county police are trying out if this disturbing is possibly linked to a fondli
five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is "nevermind." >> reporter: but now, top democrats and liberal pundits bemoan a missed opportunity. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he had his head down. he was enduring the debate, rather than fighting it. >> it looked like romney wanted to be there, and president obama didn't want to be there. >> reporter: some even blamed denver's high elevation for the president's performance. >> when you go to 5,000 feet and only have a few hours to adjust, i don't know -- >> reporter: last night, the president spent much time looking down at his podium, taking notes. and he squandered easy opportunities to go after romney, such as this moment. >> i like pbs, i love big bird. i actually like you, too. but i'm not going to spend money on things -- >> reporter: a wide opening, but the president took more than 14 hours to come up with a comeback. >> thank goodness somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. it's about time. >> reporter: many top democrats suggest that one of the problems, maybe one common to i
buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the vice president later said that the middle class pain was due to bush policiepol. the debate symbolizes a problem for the president. the economic collapse happened under bush, but four years later, families are still hurting. many in the middle class are barely treading water. all fodder for tomorrow night's debate in denver. the first lady is make her way there. first she stopped in ohio. where early voting began today. >> are we going sit back and watch everything we worked for and fought for to just slip way? >> reporter: ann romney got to colorado before her. >> we have a debate comes up. we're excited about that. we're focused. >> reporter: family members' nerves are on edge, as josh romney confided to diane in august. >> i hate the debates. trying to sit there and be cool and keep a smile on your face. inside you want to fall down. >> reporter: four years ago, michelle obama got so nervous in the debates, she didn't like to watch them. she'l
's debate. and we have a new poll, asking americans how they would vote if the election were held right now. the abc news/"washington post" poll shows the two contenders separated just two points among likely voters. 36 days to go now before your voice, your vote. and abc's jake tapper and abc's david muir are traveling with the candidates to tell us how you train for a debate night that could change everything. jake leads us off. jake? >> reporter: diane, top obama campaign officials have been pouring over republican debate tapes, studying mitt romney. and according to one person familiar with the president's debate preparations, it has been exhausting work and the president is definitely out of practice, though, of course, the campaign has been trying to lower expectations. president obama has been practicing for the debates at the westin lake, las vegas, resort and spa. 17 miles from the las vegas strip. presidential debate veteran john kerry is participating in the mock debates, pretending to be a different patrician wealthy massachusetts politician mitt romney. yesterday, in las vegas,
in the presidential election. the first debate is almost here. >> clock ticking and the candidates will meet face to face finally on one stage. how are they preparing for a knockout punch? we reveal secrets from behind the scenes of their campaigns today. >> another big story you are following, it goes into school lunches all over the country and tonight there are new concerns about peanut butter. >> that's right. we're going to tell everyone what we have learned today about this giant recall of peanut butter brands. we're also going to go through the symptoms you want to watch out for in your children. >> on a much lighter note, i know you are watching the nationals right along with us. >> we are. everybody is excited. >> thank you. we will see you later. she is a big national stand. you can watch world news with diane sawyer right after our news at 6:00. let's check in on traffic. >> not much of the delay on i-95 southbound. there are delays heading towards the fairfax parkway. also for quantico. on route 1 near quantico telegraph road has accident activity. traveling 270 northbound as you head
. ohio is now leaning toward obama, which puts the president within 15 electoral votes that election.o win the >> mitt romney would need to win all of the remaining seven win.up states to >> 7 is on your side with a use ag for people who seat warmers in their cars. studies have linked excessive of them to a skin condition skin condition. a red rash can develop after use.nged researchers say most people who got the condition don't notice nasty.l it turns >> i will keep using them. i don't care. the biggest tourist will in the to be built on staten island. be six under 25 feet visible from manhattan, new jersey, and brooklyn. new york senator chuck schumer t will rival the eiffel tower. it's expected to draw 4.5 visitors per year when opens. >> that could be a very cool idea. your beard could say a lot about you may vote for in november. and the company behind the could be on the road recovery. the linda bell is live at bloomberg headquarters in new york. >> good morning. blackberry may get a pop in today's trading. sales of research in motion phones were not as bad as we quarter.ast t
weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> did romney turn the race around? our powerhouse political team here live with all the latest. >>> home invasion. reports of shots fired at ashton kutcher's hollywood mansion. the s.w.a.t. team come in to arrest three employees at gunpoint. was it a high-stakes robbery or a hoax? >>> meet the bully. the man behind the e-mail who sparked national outrage. he's not backing down. what he's saying to her now. and how she's firing back. >>> and let's get ready to rumble. two titans of television, o'reilly and stewart, just days away from their own supersmackdown. just hours before their faceoff, jon stewart is here, going head-to-head. and he's in a fighting mood. >> oh, yeah. it's on. >>> little debate poster up there. good morning, america. glad to have lara back. elizabeth vargas here, as well. it was a big night for the white house. president obama and mitt romney facing off in the first crucial debate in denver. overnight polls give romney the win. the question, now, will it boost him enough in those key battl
debate and the election. that is the biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. >> when it comes to the race itself and support for each candidate a lot closer with the president leading 49% to 47%. we get more ones when day's debate in denver from abc's karen traversrs. >> reporter: president obama arrived in nevada for three days of what campaign aide are calling debate camp. he took a break to rally supporters in the critical battleground state. >> i believe in you. and i ask you to keep on believing in me. >> reporter: both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisers to prepare for wednesday's high-stakes showdown in denver. in recent days aides to both campaigns have been bending overbackwards to compliment their opponent. and downplay expectation for their side. new jersey governor chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people are going to be able to see the two guys side by side laying out their vision unfiltered. i think that will be a purrfowe moment for mitt ro
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